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#1 neddamttocs


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Posted 21 June 2007 - 07:37 PM

OCC Review: Mushkin PC2-5300 DDR2 SODIMM 2 X 2 GB Memory

In this review, I will be focusing on memory. I will show the difference in performance between what came with the computer and the memory I chose to upgrade with, which is Mushkin DDR2 SODIMM PC-2 5300 2 x 2 GB. I will not be reformatting the hard drive nor tweaking the system during this review - I will basically focus on out of the box performance difference. This review will be the first in a series of three total reviews, with this one focusing on the memory, the next focusing on the hard drive with the pre-installed memory and the last comparing the performance of the whole system after the total upgrade.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 08:09 AM

Good looking review - though your installation method is wrong :(

#1 thing to do before installing anything, or doing any work on a laptop is to remove the battery.

You also may have voided the laptop warrenty by installing the new memory modules, i know Toshiba is very strict on this not 100% sure on Acer, but i do know that you may have trouble getting warrenty work with that new memory installed in there.

Just wanted to point out that one flaw, other then that it looks like a decent review - what chips are on those modules? what are the chip specifications?
-Onboard temperature monitoring is pointless, you are better off giving your dog 100 buscuits to eat, letting it eat for 3 minutes then counting the remaining biscuits and using this number as your load temp. Give the dog another minute of eating to get idle temp..
For greedy fat dogs/prescott use 200 biscuits, for small dogs/via chips use only 50.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 02:33 PM

Interesting review there. I'm shocked at the difference in speeds you know - I didn't think that new memory would make such an impact. Just goes to show what rubbish is put in there as standard ;)

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